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What I’m Reading 3.2.14


I’m currently (finally) reading Mindy Kahling’s Is Everybody Hanging Out Without Me? This is a strategic comedic followup to the not so comedic teenaged cancer death tale The Fault in Our Stars, which I finished earlier this week.

Aside from actual books, here are some of the other things of interest I’ve found “on the line” this week…

74,476 Reasons You Should Always Get the Bigger Pizza (NPR) – Finally someone uses science for something worthwhile. Here’s all the airtight logic you’ll ever need to convince your dining partner that a large with leftovers is always a better choice than a small with lingering doubt that the large would have in fact been a better choice.

How Freelancers are Redefining Success to be About Value, Not Wealth (Fast Company) – During the interview process my new boss asked me what I was giving up to abandon my own freelance operation and return to “real” work. I think he wanted to know a revenue range but instead I said, “My ultimate freedom.” This article sums up beautifully what working for yourself is really all about.

The One Thing Christians Should Stop Saying – I am forever irritated by the “#blessed” trend online. This guy explains why better than I ever could.

Here’s the Best Advice from a Single Guy Who Spent a Year Interviewing Couples (Business Insider) – Generally I hate unsolicited Internet advice like this, but this just kicked me straight in the face: “At the end of Ty’s life, I want him to be able to say, ‘Terri was the greatest earthly blessing in my life — the best thing that ever happened to me — and that I’m a better man because of how she loved me.’ And that’s the goal that I live with every day. That’s how I want to love this man.”

This Four-Year-Old Makes Paper Dresses with Her Mom and They Keep Getting More Amazing (Huffington Post) – A sweet parenting story that makes me want to thank my mom for doing crafts with us and then immediately have some babies.

At These Companies, Interns Make More than the Median US Household Income (Fast Company) – And finally, the most depressing article of the week shows us the top 25 companies who pay their interns more than you.


  1. The Mindy Kaling book is the perfect follow-up to your 52 Things list, which is what led me to your blog from a friend’s blog. It’s 75% lists and will immediately want to make you write your own book out of anger that she got a book deal out of that.

    • Ha! I have already noticed that…

  2. oo I have been wanting to read Mindy’s book! And are there people out there who do NOT order the largest pizza possible?! Why?

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